Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. Sonora Review accepts submissions in flash prose, fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. We only accept unpublished work. Typical response time is three to six months. Please submit only once every six months.

$1000 and publication in Issue 76 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual fiction contest, judged this year by R.O. Kwan, author of the nationally bestselling novel The Incendiaries.

Issue 76's theme is DOUBT. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue preview page. Fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 5,000 words. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography. We ask that you remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.

We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories (regardless of whether they directly relate to being part of a marginalized group), and we want to consider your work! 

$1000 and publication in Issue 74 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual poetry contest, judged this year by [***]. 

Issue 76's theme is DOUBT. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue preview page

You may submit 3 to 8 pages of poetry. Your submission should be typed and submitted in one document, and titles of multiple poems should be separated by commas in the “Submission Title” field. You may abbreviate the titles if they do not fit. Please include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. For judging purposes, we ask that you remove your name from your manuscript before uploading.

We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories (regardless of whether they directly relate to being part of a marginalized group), and we want to consider your work! 

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